August

Summer drinking

One of the purposes of opening a shop was to allow us to move through surplus stocks of wines that may be approaching their “best before” dates so, when I tasted our Sicilian Grillo the other day, a wine that appears to be sticking in the list slightly, the decision to include it in the “Summer drinking under £7.00” event (this Thursday 6.00-7.00pm 142 Hamilton Road, Felixstowe) was an easy one.

This is a wine that is beginning to lose the freshness it once had and is certainly not going to improve with further ageing. Having said that, her indoors and me did finish the bottle with our dinner so it can definitely not be described as past it.

It will be priced to sell……

The other wines are a real mixed bag but are all available to taste and discounted to varying degrees.

Sunday Telegraph

Victoria Moore was waxing lyrical about Picpoul de Pinet in her column on Sunday. We don’t need convincing but you might. www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/wine/8668190/A-riot-of-white-wines.html Ours comes from the intriguing Domaine Reine Juliette in the deep south of France with vineyards overlooking the Bassin de Thau oyster beds and is a full-bodied example of this wonderful dry white wine. I have tasted dozens over the years and would argue that ours is the best of the lot! http://www.wine-boutique.co.uk/producers/reine-juliette ignore the 2007 bit – currently we are on 2010…..

Belgian Beer

A fresh pallet is about to leave Ertvelde bound for Great Tey. We have included a couple of new beers for you too.

English Beer

Picked up some more beauties from Sticklegs in Elmstead Market the other day including the wonderful Malt Shovel Mild.

Felixstowe Beer

We have agreed to provide the wine for the Felixstowe Beer Festival 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th August. Come and see us. www.beerbythepier.com/default.asp

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